Ø9mm Dynamic Driver
After the HM6, I tested the newer HM7, which have the same drivers, as proven both by the specifications and by measurement. However, these pretty and well-constructed gems sound much better! The lows have slightly improved, but the highs have improved noticeably and now the sound is crisp and precise. It is also slightly louder. It may have something to do with the much wider nozzles, or the wider tips you get with them. Anyway, these share the same qualities as the boarseman CX98 - a bright and precise sound, with a moderate bass response and slightly less brightness in the highs.
Recommended for: Average listeners & audiophiles.
Package & Accessories
Paperboard + soft plastic (clear)
Ear Tips - Single-Flange:
M, white (translucent), Ø6mm grey bores
S+L, white (translucent), Ø6mm bores
Build & Design
Metal, Ø6mm nozzles (Ø5mm openings), soft strain reliefs
Plastic (matte), single-button
Metal, no strain reliefs
Silicone (rugged), soft, straight
Metal, straight, short, soft strain relief
Comfort & Fit
The earphones are tiny, light and comfortable. They have an orb-like shape, and fit in a very specific way into your ears and stay there firmly.
Lows / Bass
These earphones still don't have a superb bass, but it's less flat than the previous HM6, which makes HM7 more fun to listen to. There is enough bass to fill the mids with pleasant warmth.
Mids / Vocals
Extremely clear and vivid vocals, and are also pretty loud. Mesmerizing channel separation. The high-mids and highs were indeed improved in clarity.
Highs / Treble
The treble has improved significantly, and the sound has a pleasing brilliance to it.
Reviewed on 2015-11-10 00:16:35 (UTC)